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2016 Espectacle Montsant, 1.5ltr

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
January, 2023

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

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RATINGS

98The Wine Advocate

It's a powerful Garnacha that feels light on its feet but with great inner strength, refined tannins and great acidity.

95Vinous / IWC

Juicy, concentrated and expansive in the mouth, offering intense dark fruit compote, spicecake, licorice pastille flavors and a hint of smokiness.

90Wine Spectator

This red has a thick texture, with plum and currant flavors mingling with forest floor and cocoa notes. The tannins are well-integrated and there's enough acidity to keep this balanced. Ripe and generous.

REGION

Spain, Cataluna, Tarragona, Montsant

Cataluña is the northeastern corner of Spain just under France. Its most famous city is Barcelona, which suggests a lot about the open-minded, entrepreneurial attitude toward winemaking in this region. Cataluña, or Catalunya as it is known in the local Catalan language, doesn’t think of itself as particularly Spanish, and its winemaking traditions are a mix Spanish and French. Of the ten appellations in Cataluña the most famous are Priorat, Penedès and Tarragona. Penedès is the largest and most productive of the appellations since it is home to Spain’s most important Cava producers, namely Freixenet and Codorníu. Cava was first made in Penedès in the late 19th century using Spanish grape varietals to making sparkling wines in the French manner. Cataluña is also known for intensely flavored, dark red wines from Priorat and other appellations. The primary red grapes are Tempranillo, Garnacha Tinta and Cabernet Sauvignon. Cava is made from the indigenous white grapes Xarel-lo, Parellada and Macabeo.